I would like to take this opportunity just to check on the welfare of all residents of the Village of South Blooming Grove. I hope that everyone is maintaining their physical and mental health. If anyone needs anything at all, please do not hesitate to reach out to Village Hall or to me directly. We may be able to help to you ourselves or we can connect you with services that are available through the county.
Please know that although our Village Hall is abiding by all rules set forth by New York State on Pause, we continue working. Personally, I am in the office every day. Staff members come in on a rotation schedule otherwise they are working from home. I am contact via phone and email with all board members as well as professionals.
BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USINGBring tap water to a rolling boil, boil for one minute, and cool before using. Or use bottled water certified for sale by the New York State Department of Health. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and preparing food until further notice. At about 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 6, 2020 and continuing into today Tuesday April 7, 2020, the water system lost pressure due to a water main break on Dallas Drive. When water mains lose pressure, it increases the chance that untreated water and harmful microbes can enter your water. Harmful microbes in drinking water can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms and may pose a special health risk for infants, some elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems. But these symptoms are not just caused by microbes in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you should seek medical advice. The break was repaired on Tuesday afternoon and we are bringing in tankers to pressurize the system; water service has been restored. Samples to lift the boil water order are to be taken on Wednesday and Thursday. It is likely that you will need to boil water for the next few days until we receive the results of the samples. You will be informed when tests show that you no longer need to boil your water. Updates and future notices will be posted on the Village’s website villageofsouthbloominggrove.com. For more information, please contact: Village Water Department at (845) 783-4622, Village Hall at (845) 782-2600 or the Orange County Health Department at (845) 291-2331. Please share this information with other people who drink this water, especially anyone who may not get this notice directly .
Dear residents of South Blooming Grove,
As your mayor, I am on conference calls with county and municipal leaders daily receiving updates
on how we are to comply with the CDC guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In
accordance with Governor Cuomo’s “New York State on Pause” Village Hall remains closed to the
public until April 15, 2020. We have also made the decision to suspend all village meetings,
including Village Board, Planning Board, and Zoning Board of Appeals.
We encourage people to follow the CDC guidelines when practicing social distancing; no group
gatherings and when in public, remain no less than six (6) feet from one another. We’ve received an
increased concern over groups of people still gathering together.
While you have some extra time on your hands, I urge all citizens to complete the 2020 Census form
as it directly impacts state and federal funding to our village. Our share in sales tax directly impacts
our annual budget as a revenue line in turn affecting property taxes. Without a proper Census count
from our village, we will be shorting ourselves not only sales tax revenues but also grant
funding. Please mail in your form, complete it over the phone or fill it our online by clicking here
The Meals on Wheels Program continues to service our seniors with home deliveries. Anyone
needing information for this program should contact the Office for the Aging at 845-615-3700.
The County has activated a hotline for all concerns at 800-832-1200.
While the water is safe for consumption, the village has received multiple calls from residents stating
they were unable to purchase bottled water at local supermarkets. The village has been able to secure
several cases of water for those who may need it. Please call Village Hall to arrange to a pickup.
At this time, we are unable to accept cash payments as our office is closed. Tax payments can be
placed in a sealed envelope and left in our locked mailbox in the front of Village Hall, which is
located at 811 Route 208, next to the firehouse. We are holding off on water billing for at least
If you have any questions or concerns, please call Village Hall at 782-2600 as we are attempting to
answer all calls personally as well as retrieving messages and returning all calls. If you have an
emergency, please call the Blooming Grove Police Department.
Mayor James LoFranco
The Village of South Blooming Grove Election which was originally scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed to April 28th, the same day as the NYS primary, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have also decided to close our Village Board, Planning Board, and ZBA meetings to the public to protect the health and well-being of our boards, professionals, and citizens. Village Hall will remain open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm. We are asking that anyone in need of visiting Village Hall please refrain from doing so unless you have first called or emailed and have a scheduled appointment. Thank you and please stay safe.